Ayame wrote:ReverseEngineer wrote:It would seem to me that unless the hijackers are the suicidal types willing to scuttle the ship while they are still on board
Bagged it in one. The Somali pirates have often threatened to blow themselves up along with precious cargo if a ransom wasn't coughed up.
If that is the case, and if this is not a set up job with "prepaid" ransom by the CIA, it still doesn't matter, the only difference is you have to write off this particular tanker and its cargo as a loss. That further reinforces the need for all future tankers to be accompanied by a Protection force of US Navy ships, which the House of Saud has to pay for if they want to market their oil to anyone.
You are only talking here maybe a little over a Billion dollar loss here, what is that compared to the trillions being thrown at the banking industry? There is actually a PROFIT to be made in this one using the US Navy as an Ocean Going Protection Racket.